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Best of Albania - 7 Days Tour

The Best of Albania Tour is for people who are interested to discover the history and the culture, the unique hospitality and the tasty food of Albania. This tour provides access to a variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old towns, beautiful beaches dramatic mountains and the famous and unique view of the Albanian Riviera. This is a 7 days tour and the visits may include TiraneDurresVloreSarande, Berat, Himare, Apollonia Archaeological ParkButrint Archaeological ParkGjirokaster, Llogora National Park, Porto Palermo.

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Tour Details - Best of Albania

 
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Best of Albania Itinerary 

 

Total traveling time - 14 hours 31 minutes

Total traveling distance - 430 miles - 693 km

 

 

Day 1:  Welcome to Albania.

Depending on your arrival time the first day will continue with visiting the center of Tirana and the Main Boulevard.  We will have several short walks around the magnificent Skanderbeg Square and will enjoy this new and modern build square and admire all the buildings surrounding it. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Tirane.

 

Day 2: From Ancient to Modern

This day will start by driving to Apollonia Archaeological Park. The site of Apollonia lay on the territory of the Taulanti, a cluster of Illyrian tribes that remained closely involved with the settlement for centuries. The city was said to have originally been named Gylakeia after its founder, Gylax, but the name was later changed to honor the god Apollon. Our day will continue with a walk around the main promenade in Vlore and a coffee break close to the sea. Afternoon at leisure

Overnight in Vlore.   

 

Day 3: Scenic drive to the Albanian coast

Today we will hit the road towards South Albania via the Albanian Coastal road which many believe to be the most beautiful coastal road of the Mediterranean. Have the first stop on top of Llogora Pass and enjoy the most unique view of the Ionian sea from more than 1,700 feet above the sea level along with the breathtaking view that this Park has to offer. The next visit is in Porto Palermo, where the Ali Pasha Castle stands like a barrier in front of the blue rocky sea as a protection for the country. The bay of Porto Palermo once served as an important secret military submarine base and the tunnel is still visible.

Overnight in Sarande. 

 

Day 4: Two UNESCO's

This day will start with visiting Butrint Archaeological Park, a World-Class Unesco World Heritage site. Founded in the VII century bc by the Kaons of Epirus, it became one of the most important cities in the Ionian sea and nowadays. We will visit it is the best-preserved Archaeological site in Albania and a World Class UNESCO Site. This day will continue with a drive to another UNESCO site, Gjirokaster city, and the Argjiro Castle, the biggest castle in the Balkans and the second biggest in Europe. 

Overnight in Gjirokaster.

 

 

Day 5:  Berat, the White Crown

Berat is a UNESCO world heritage town and known also as "The White City". It is the oldest and the most visited place in Albania. Even those who come to Albania to enjoy the seaside get the opportunity to jump and see this gem-like city. After arrival, our day will continue with visiting the "Kala" neighborhood and the "Onufri" museum.

Overnight in Berat.

 

 

Day 6: An Amphitheatre and a Bunker

This day will start with visiting the Ethnographic Museum and have a walk around the Mangalemi neighborhood. Our day will continue with driving to Durres to visit the Ancient Amphitheatre and in Tirana to visit  'BUNKART 2', a museum built inside an anti-nuclear bunker under the ground in a network of tunnels just meters from the Ministry of Interior.

Overnight in Tirane.

 

 

Day 7: Tour over after breakfast

There are no activities today and this is the end of the Tour and services.

Breakfast is provided. If you have booked for a post-tour transfer you will be escorted to your destination or airport. 

 

 Faleminderit and have a safe flight back home!                                                                   Back to Details

 

Activity Level

Our tours are physically active! It's an essential part of Apollon Tours experience.

On our tours — among other things — you'll need to happily…

1.     Carry/roll your luggage. If you cannot our staff will help you carry your luggage.

2.    Be on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours, indoors and outdoors, in good weather conditions. No activities in heavy rain/snow or high temperatures.

3.    Sleep in centrally located hotels.

4.    After orientation and transportation lessons, be able to navigate towns and cities on your own          

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Weather

 

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Sarande

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60

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64

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What's Included?

Accommodation in centrally located hotels with breakfast - 6 Nights

Private transport during the entire Itinerary

Private transport from and to the Airport if requested

Full time Certified English speaking Guide and Experts

Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment of deposit payment 

Guided tour of Durres Amphitheater

Guided tour of the walls in Durres

Guided tour of Apollonia Archaeological Park

Driving tour of the coastal road and Llogora pass

Guided tour of Ali Pasha castle in Porto Palermo

Guided tour of Butrint Archaeological Park (Unesco)

Guided tour of Gjirokaster Fortress (Unesco)

Guided tour of the city of Gjirokaster (Unesco)

Guided tour of the Onufri Museum in Berat (Unesco)

Guided walking tour of the city of Berat (Unesco)

Guided half-day walking tour of Tirana

All entrance tickets to museums and sites as per itinerary

50$ coupon to use on your next tour with us (transferable)

Transfers prior to and after the tour at an extra cost                                                                                  Back to Details

Hotels

 

You will receive the list of the Hotels and the contact details as soon as your Deposit Payment has become nonrefundable but in some cases, it might be later but never later than a month before the departure of the tour. In rare circumstances, we might change the hotel should we come to know there is a problem with the hotel we already booked. 

 

Flights

 

We do not sell flight tickets but we can suggest the best we know.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Back to Details

 
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